(1983)

Russ Cochran, 1983 Series
Volume
4
Price
[none]
Pages
212
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Russ Cochran, Publisher
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Russ Cochran
Color
Color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions
10" x 13"
Binding
Hardcover
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crime SuspenStories / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
hatchets; headings

Indexer Notes

This cover became infamous during the 1954 Senate hearings on comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Crime SuspenStories / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
mirrors; revolvers; suicide

Al Williamson (Table of Contents: 2)

The EC "Artist of the Issue" / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Genre
biography
Reprints

Touch and Go! (Table of Contents: 3)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Bradbury; Johnny Craig (adaptation)
Pencils
Johnny Craig
Inks
Johnny Craig
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Arthur Huxley (death); William Acton (villain)
Synopsis
Acton had killed Arthur Huxley and now tried to remove any clue that he had been at Huxley's home and had committed the crime. But his fixation with eliminating evidence of his presence had its consequences.
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Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "Touch and Go" (later retitled "The Fruit at the bottom of the Bowl") by Ray Bradbury.

Some of the story appears in flashback.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

One for the Money... (Table of Contents: 4)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Big Blow! (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

Fired! (Table of Contents: 6)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Al Williamson (signed)
Inks
Al Williamson (signed); Frank Frazetta [as Fritz] (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Roy Willis (hired hand); Amy Ryan; Patricia Gibson (Circle-Diamond owner)
Synopsis
As the owner of a cattle ranch, Patricia is getting lonely and longs for a man. That man is Roy Willis, a ranch hand who talks her into making him foreman. But soon he bores of Pat and seeks adventure in town with another woman. But Pat discovers the pair and decides to give Roy something to remember her by!
Reprints
Keywords
Circle-Diamond Ranch

...Two for the Show! (Table of Contents: 7)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Final panel by Kamen, tie-in to "One for the Money..."

Notes and Comments (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Max Allan Collins
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Crime SuspenStories / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
abduction; knives

Fall Guy for Murder (Table of Contents: 10)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
William Gaines (plot); Albert B. Feldstein (plot; script)
Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Edith Wilson [Edith Colby] (Harry's wife, death); Gregg Saunders (private detective, death); Phil (city coroner); Harry Wilson (villain)
Synopsis
Harry calls in his good friend, best man and private-eye, Gregg Saunders, to investigate the sudden disappearance of his wife, Edith. He finds a clue in a murder mystery novel called "Fall Guy For Murder", but, in the end, it is Gregg who turns out to be the fall guy!
Reprints
Keywords
"Fall Guy For Murder" (novel)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

Script revision by Craig Delich.

Juice for the Record! (Table of Contents: 11)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks
Bill Elder (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Old Pop Martin (City Hospital Chief Electrician); Doctor Fielding; Richie Martin (villain, Pop's son, death); Ernie Butler (villain, death)
Synopsis
Seeing his only son involved with shady criminal elements, old Pop Martin tries to persuade his son to get away from that element and turn to decent pursuits. When he refuses and is shot by a crook that he supposedly swindled, Pop decides to record a confession implicating himself as the murderer of a crook giving Richie a hard time.
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

The Martin's address is 195 Birch.

Eight Bar Rest (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Blackstone Presterjohn (attorney); Inspector Hardsteel (mention only); Ernie Treble (trumpet player, death); Barney Butz (villain, saxophone player)
Synopsis
Sure that his counselor-at-law can get him off on a temporary insanity plea, Barney tells his attorney in the prison cell block how he was hired, along with fellow musician Ernie Treble, to play a gig at a local club; but Ernie was a fanatic for facts, and every time the duo broke into song, Ernie would bore Barney to death with facts. Eventually, that led Barney to sever their relationship -- permanently!
Reprints
Keywords
Blue Mirror Club

Frozen Assets! (Table of Contents: 13)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Jasper Wentworth (lawyer, death); Mildred Wentworth (Jasper's Aunt, death); un-named doctor; Mort (villain, Helen's lover); Helen Wentworth (villain, Jasper's wife)
Synopsis
Lovers Mort and Helen, wanting to insure that Helen's husband (and thus her as well) would receive his aunt's $200,000+ inheritance, murder the husband and hide him away in a freezer, awaiting the aunt's death. Unfortunately, that move proves to be very costly for the both of them!
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

From Here to Insanity (Table of Contents: 14)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Reed Crandall [as R. Crandall] (signed)
Inks
Reed Crandall[as R. Crandall] (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Mrs. Greene (old woman); Mr. Tucker (apartment manager); un-named policemen; a homicidal maniac (villain)
Synopsis
A homicidal maniac, having committed several murders of young women because they could identify him, takes up residence in an old woman's apartment in order not to be discovered by the police. But he is in for a surprise in a way he could never expect!
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Crime SuspenStories / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Albert B. Feldstein (signed)
Inks
Albert B. Feldstein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
drowning

The Killer (Table of Contents: 16)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Reed Crandall (signed)
Inks
Reed Crandall
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Wined-Up! (Table of Contents: 17)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
George Evans (signed)
Inks
George Evans
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Rendezvous! (Table of Contents: 18)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

Murder May Boomerang (Table of Contents: 19)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Johnny Craig
Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

About Phase (Table of Contents: 20)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
George Evans (signed)
Inks
George Evans
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Crime SuspenStories / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
hanging

Fire Trap! (Table of Contents: 22)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Johnny Craig
Pencils
Johnny Craig
Inks
Johnny Craig
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

The Welchers (Table of Contents: 23)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Rope! (Table of Contents: 24)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

Double Jeopardy (Table of Contents: 25)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Plane Murder (Table of Contents: 26)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Crime SuspenStories / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
burial; graves; shovels

Mother's Day (Table of Contents: 28)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Reed Crandall (signed)
Inks
Reed Crandall (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Donna Kingsley; Mr. Kingsley (Donna's husband); Fred Kingsley (Donna's son, death); Harold Kingsley (villain, Fred's brother, death)
Synopsis
Brothers Fred and Harold grew up with Harold given the best of everything, and Fred began to hate his brother. One day, Fred discovered that Harold had committed a theft and decided to take the rap for his brother and went to jail. Meanwhile, their mother, Donna, discovered that Harold had a gun and threatened to call the police. Harold struck her, paralyzing her from the neck down. After Harold was killed by the police, Fred was released from jail and returned to his mother to tell her the truth about Harold. When she didn't react, Fred killed himself.
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Indexer Notes

Letters credits added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

In the Groove (Table of Contents: 29)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Rita Green (Garry's wife, death); Valeria Simms (Garry's love interest); Nick Saunders (radio engineer); Garry Green (villain, radio announcer)
Synopsis
A small-time radio announcer devises a plot to kill his wife, while he was broadcasting at the radio station. But he does not foresee a snag in those plans with the pre-recorded record he made and was playing over the airwaves.
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

On Schedule! (Table of Contents: 30)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Sam (villain); Benny (villain); Lew (villain); The Brain (villain)
Synopsis
The Brain planned a robbery of the Second National Bank to be carried out by three thugs. The robbery went like clockwork and the three took the money on and went on the lam to hide out in the hills for four days. They planted dynamite in their getaway car that would destroy any evidence, while each of them toted certain provisions they would need to survive the four day. Unfortunately, the Brain failed to select one of them to carry the money, and the explosion blew up the money in the car.
Reprints

Understudies! (Table of Contents: 31)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Johnny Craig (signed)
Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Myrtle Donaldson (Jim's wife, death); Mr. Williams (Gail's husband); Jim Donaldson (villain); Gail Williams (villain)
Synopsis
Gail and Jim are unhappily married to their respective spouses, but, in fact, love one another. They decide on a daring plan to kill their mates and dissolve their bodies in quicklime to leave no trace. Further, they have separate photos taken of themselves together in disguise to fool any suspicious person that might smell a rat. But both soon discovered that the other was quickly becoming like their deceased mates and aim to do something about it.
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

The last panel suggests that Gail and Jim kill each other.

Blood Brothers (Table of Contents: 32)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
George Evans (signed)
Inks
George Evans (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Fred Richards (Alex's brother, death); Alex Richards (villain, death)
Synopsis
Alex arrives unannounced at the beach house of his brother who invites him to stick around and stay with him. Alex's intent is to kill his brother after putting into place a whole series of alibis. Unfortunately, blood-stained from the deed, Alex decides to take a dip in the ocean to wash his brother's blood off, not knowing the water was infested with sharks!
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Indexer Notes

Letterw credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Crime SuspenStories / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
hatchets; headings

Indexer Notes

This cover became infamous during the 1954 Senate hearings on comics.

In Each and Every Package (Table of Contents: 34)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Monotony (Table of Contents: 35)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Safe (Table of Contents: 36)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

Cinder Block (Table of Contents: 37)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein (co-plot, script); Bill Gaines (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Sight Unseen (Table of Contents: 38)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein (co-plot, script); Bill Gaines (co-plot)
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Russ Cochran Presents the Complete EC Library (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

Crime SuspenStories / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Albert B. Feldstein (signed)
Inks
Albert B. Feldstein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
drowning

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  3. 2. Al Williamson
    The EC "Artist of the Issue"
  4. 3. Touch and Go!
    Crime SuspenStories
  5. 4. One for the Money...
    Crime SuspenStories
  6. 5. Big Blow!
  7. 6. Fired!
    Crime SuspenStories
  8. 7. ...Two for the Show!
    Crime SuspenStories
  9. 8. Notes and Comments
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  11. 10. Fall Guy for Murder
    Crime SuspenStories
  12. 11. Juice for the Record!
    Crime SuspenStories
  13. 12. Eight Bar Rest
  14. 13. Frozen Assets!
    Crime SuspenStories
  15. 14. From Here to Insanity
    Crime SuspenStories
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  17. 16. The Killer
    Crime SuspenStories
  18. 17. Wined-Up!
    Crime SuspenStories
  19. 18. Rendezvous!
  20. 19. Murder May Boomerang
    Crime SuspenStories
  21. 20. About Phase
    Crime SuspenStories
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  23. 22. Fire Trap!
    Crime SuspenStories
  24. 23. The Welchers
    Crime SuspenStories
  25. 24. Rope!
  26. 25. Double Jeopardy
    Crime SuspenStories
  27. 26. Plane Murder
    Crime SuspenStories
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  29. 28. Mother's Day
    Crime SuspenStories
  30. 29. In the Groove
    Crime SuspenStories
  31. 30. On Schedule!
  32. 31. Understudies!
    Crime SuspenStories
  33. 32. Blood Brothers
    Crime SuspenStories
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  35. 34. In Each and Every Package
    Crime SuspenStories
  36. 35. Monotony
    Crime SuspenStories
  37. 36. Safe
  38. 37. Cinder Block
    Crime SuspenStories
  39. 38. Sight Unseen
    Crime SuspenStories
  40. 39. Russ Cochran Presents the Complete EC Library
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
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